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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Jovis 3° Februarii 2000

The House met at two o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Carlisle.

Judicial Business

1. Glasgow City Council and others (Respondents) v. Marshall and others (Appellants) (Scotland)—The Report from the Appellate Committee was agreed to; it was ordered and adjudged that the Interlocutor of the First Division of the Inner House of the Court of Session in Scotland of 21st October 1997 be affirmed and the appeal dismissed with costs, the amount thereof to be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

2. Equitable Life Assurance Society (Appellants) v. Hyman (Respondent)—It was ordered that the appellants be allowed to prosecute the appeal without giving the usual security for costs as required by Standing Order.

3. Appeal Committee—The 20th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made—

    Citoma Trading Limited (Petitioners) v. Federative Republic of Brazil (Respondents) and one other action—That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondents be at liberty to apply for their costs in accordance with direction 5.1(d) and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

    O Palomo SA (Respondents) v. Turner & Co (a firm) (Petitioners)—That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondents be at liberty to apply for their costs in accordance with direction 5.1(d) and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

    Turner & Co (a firm) (Petitioners) v. O Palomo SA (Respondents)—That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondents be at liberty to apply for their costs in accordance with direction 5.1(d) and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

    North British Housing Association Limited (Respondents) v. Sheridan (A.P.) (Petitioner)—That leave to appeal be refused; that the costs of the petitioner be taxed in accordance with the Legal Aid Act 1988; and that the respondents be at liberty to apply for their costs in accordance with direction 5.1(c) and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

    Dunlop International AG (formerly Dunlop International Limited) (Petitioners) v. Pardoe (Her Majesty’s Inspector of Taxes) (Respondent)—That leave to appeal be refused.

    Jones (A.P.) (Petitioner) v. Chief Constable of Bedfordshire Police (Respondent)—That leave to appeal be refused; that the costs of the petitioner be taxed in accordance with the Legal Aid Act 1988; and that the respondent be at liberty to apply for his costs in accordance with direction 5.1(c) and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

    Comninos (Petitioner) v. Prudential Assurance Company Limited (Respondents) and one other action—That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondents be at liberty to apply for their costs in accordance with direction 5.1(d) and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

    Leeson (Petitioner) v. Director of Public Prosecutions (Respondent)—That leave to appeal be refused.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

4. Lord Robertson of Port Ellen—The Right Honourable George Islay MacNeill Robertson, having been created Baron Robertson of Port Ellen, of Islay in Argyll and Bute, for life by Letters Patent dated 24th August 1999, was introduced between the Lord Healey and the Lord Gilbert, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and made and subscribed the solemn affirmation pursuant to statute.

Papers

5. Command Paper—The following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Salary Review Bodies—Report of the Review Body on Senior Salaries: The Greater London Authority: initial pay, expenses, pensions and severance arrangements for the Mayor and Assembly Members.      (4547)

6. Affirmative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1. Draft Greater London Authority (Election Expenses) Order 2000;

    2. Draft Greater London Authority (Disqualification) Order 2000.

7. Negative Instrument—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1. Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2000, laid under the Civil Procedure Act 1997;      (221)

    2. National Health Service (General Medical Services) Amendment Regulations 2000, laid under the National Health Service Act 1977.      (220)

Public Business

8. Insolvency Bill [HL]—A bill to amend the law about insolvency; to amend the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986; and for connected purposes was presented by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 28)

9. Insolvency Bill [HL]—It was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 28-EN)

10. Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar (Eriskay Causeway) Order Confirmation Bill—A bill to confirm a Provisional Order under the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936, relating to Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar (Eriskay Causeway) was brought from the Commons, read a first time (pursuant to the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936), deemed to have been read a second time and reported from the Committee.

11. Children (Leaving Care) Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Lord Hunt of Kings Heath that the order of commitment of 7th December last be discharged and that the bill be committed to a Grand Committee; the motion was agreed to.

12. Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate Bill [HL]—The report was received.

13. Nuclear Safeguards Bill [HL]—The bill was read a third time and passed and sent to the Commons.

14. Race Relations (Amendment) Bill [HL]—The bill was read a third time; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; a privilege amendment was agreed to; then, after debate, the bill was passed and sent to the Commons.

15. Parliamentary Commissioner (Amendment) Bill [HL]—The order of commitment was discharged.

16. Census (Amendment) Bill [HL]—The House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were agreed to; the House was resumed and the bill was reported with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 29)

17. Local Government Bill [HL]—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; the House was resumed after clause 65 stood part.

The House was adjourned at eighteen minutes before six o’clock

to Monday next, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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